New Waxes Have Arrived -The Big 3 and More

Quite a few candle supply companies have listed new waxes since  late last year and this is just a short summary of what is currently available or arriving soon. S16 DELUXE SOY All Season Wax Companies’ S16 Deluxe Soy is along with the S100 one of our most highly sought after  new waxes! A completely…

Our Candle Making Workshops

Part of the success of our business is knowing how to keep our customers happy. I know that our classes are great value but to be perceived as good value the clients need to know that they are not only getting that good value, but they are also having fun. Yes, we do spend close to half…

What Is An Emulsion?

What Is An Emulsion? Lotions, liniments, massage oils, creams and compresses are all external preparations such as moisturisers but are also used to treat conditions such as skin problems and rashes, to relieve bruising, aches and pains. But what is an emulsion and what does it actually mean? All of these products tend to be…

What Is An Ointment?

Most people have used an ointment for one reason or another. Due to their basic combination of ingredients – an oil, a wax, and added essential oils – they are surprisingly easy to produce. So what is an ointment? An ointment is a homogeneous, viscous, semi-solid preparation – typically a thick, greasy oil with a…

Using Natural Clays For Skincare

  One of the most popular classes that I teach is called Rubs, Scrubs & Suds. In this class we teach participants how to make simple, but effective skincare products and  one of these is our mud pack, which is made with natural clays. Clays & Muds have a high mineral content which make them effective as cleansers, detoxifiers,…

Our Sense Of Smell

Did you know that the sense of smell is the strongest of all our five human senses? Fragrances can trigger memories, relax the mind and renew the spirit. Involuntary memory is a conception of human memory in which cues encountered in everyday life evoke recollections of the past without conscious effort. In other words the…

Winter – The Perfect Time To Start Your Candle Making

With the approach of winter and the cooler weather comes the perfect opportunity  to try candle making. For those who are interested in candle making but can’t make it to one of our classes, we have now launched our online candle class. With this course, you will receive not only our 40 page  workbook and…

Soy, The Eco-friendly wax

The boom in the soy candle industry started well over 10 years ago, but it seems like there is no slowing down. Years ago, people screwed up their noses when given a candle as a gift but it seems times have changed. Not only are candles accepted but companies such as  Jo Malone – Orange…

Selling Your Soy Candles Through Fundraising

Many organizations depend on fundraising to provide much needed funds to continue their charity work, equipment, camps, computers etc  and candles can provide a new, innovative, healthy and safe income for them. Many groups that have traditionally sold pies, chocolates and other items are happy to hear that we can provide them with a new way…

What’s new in candle making

I’ve been teaching for quite a few years now and I’m often asked why I teach. The answer is simple, I get great satisfaction in knowing that I have taught someone a new skill. Now candle making may not seem like a great talent to have but students get so much enjoyment  out of creating…